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Reopening Connecticut is irresponsible, though protests have credibility

The Westport Public Library decided to close its doors indefinitely on March 12 to achieve social distancing.

Roxy Augeri ’20, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

As someone who has had the coronavirus infiltrate their house and affect the financial stability of their home, I am the first person who wants to see  people  go back to work. However, watching the protests unfold on April 20 to reopen Connecticut only confirmed everything I had been told: in order to bea...

A decade of athletes turned activists

A decade of athletes turned activists

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Professional athletes have always been loved and respected by fans for their ability to perform on the field. But in recent years, athletes have been receiving a different form of attention despite their performance in their sport. Over the past decade, many have explored another way to use their platfo...

Stop And Shop employee strike ends

Stop And Shop employee strike ends

Rachel Suggs '21, Web News Editor

April 24, 2019

The strike of over 31,000 New England Stop and Shop employees ended on Sunday, April 21 after 11 days of striking. A tentative three-year agreement was reached which includes increased wages, greater health coverage and more pension benefits. The deal must still be ratified by the unions. “As of min...

Anti-Semitism accusations plague 2019 Women’s March

Participants of the 2019 Women’s March on New York City hold signs and march to protect their rights and promote equality.

Alexandra Sprouls '19

January 28, 2019

While marches oftentimes aim to bring together groups and communities, this year’s Women’s March on Jan. 19 did the opposite after its organizers became associated with anti-Semitic beliefs. Elana Atlas ’21 felt troubled by the accusations against the founders of the Women's March concerning...

Faculty and students wear orange to protest gun violence

Faculty and students wear orange to protest gun violence

June 5, 2018

By Dana Perelberg '20 On Friday, June 1 Staples students and faculty, specifically teachers from the English department, wore orange, a color representing the fight to end gun violence. Both the news and social media promoted wearing orange, which caused many to join in. “I think there’s imp...

National School Walkout sparks student activism

National School Walkout sparks student activism

May 7, 2018

By Lily Kane ’20 and Julia Lombardo ’20

Administrative actions deter student activism

Administrative actions deter student activism

April 27, 2018

By Mia Daignault ’20 Photo by Ginger Ellis ’20   It was 9:58 a.m. and I was sitting in my Italian class waiting to hear the herds in the hallway and the sound of crumpling paper being thrown away into backpacks. I was readying myself for the excitement of voice and change led by fellow St...

Student body exaggerates administrative involvement in walkout

Student body exaggerates administrative involvement in walkout

March 28, 2018

By Melanie Lust ’19   If you ask any administrator in our school what their role was in the Staples Walkout, they will immediately respond with "no role at all" except for security. Such was the case when I had the opportunity to speak with assistant principal Richard Franzis, principal...

Parkland victims relentlessly pursue change

Parkland victims relentlessly pursue change

March 26, 2018

By Ben Pearl '18   On Wed. February, 14, an armed gunman entered the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. After learning of the threat, Lori Alhadeff, mother of 14-year-old Alyssa, subconsciously felt that her daughter was hurt. She rushed to the school to find police tape and ...

Unprecedented amount of people turn out for IRIS Run for Refugees 5k

Unprecedented amount of people turn out for IRIS Run for Refugees 5k

February 17, 2017

By Seby Shuken ’18 Over 2,500 people went to the IRIS Run for Refugees 5k on Feb. 4 in New Haven, the highest number of registrations in the history of the Run for Refugees event. This walk raises money for IRIS, which resettles refugees to local homes. Students and teachers took part in this run to raise ...

Millions March protestors chant for justice in New York

A young girl’s mother encourages her to participate in the march by chanting “I can’t breathe.”

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Features Editor

December 16, 2014

Thousands of people gathered in New York City this Saturday, December 13th and marched from Washington Square to the New York Police Department to protest against police brutality.

Westport Fights for Racial Equality

Photo contributed by Westport Now

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

December 15, 2014

After the grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown and the two police officers that killed Eric Garner, 50 people gathered on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge to advocate that “black lives matter.” Some students, including Lindsay Marks...

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